Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
Dancing a parallel world -
What an emerging face of the new generation has to say
Mikiko Kawamura is an emerging artist who, as a student at Japan Women’s College of Physical Education, submitted a work to the New Choreographer Division of the Yokohama Dance Collection EX2011 competition and won the Outstanding New Artist Prize. A year later she won the New Artist Prize at the “Dance ga Mitai! New Figure Dance Festival 10” and continued to draw attention as a new face in Japan’s street dance scene with a unique presence. Calling herself a girl playing in an imaginary world, Kawamura’s dance expresses a world where her alter-ego latent with hidden sexuality, violence and desire runs free. In this interview, talk focuses mainly around Kawamura’s new work Hebi no Shinzo (Snake’s heart) as we seek to unveil the artistic sensibilities of this artist born in 1990.
[Interviewer: Tatsuro Ishii (dance critic)]